During the pandemic, the over-arching threat of being deported has been enough to keep many workers silent and risking their health and that of their co-workers.
temporary foreign workers
Justin Trudeau has cracked open the door to a path to citizenship, in a way none of his predecessors ever did. Now, those who advocate for migrant workers will have to push hard on that door.
Winnipeg has an important leadership role to play by making our city a truly welcoming community for all residents, regardless of immigration status.
As we head into another growing season, we should be asking ourselves how sustainable our agricultural system is generally, but in particular, how fair it is given the treatment of farm workers.
On Thanksgiving we gather with family and friends and often we acknowledge the delicious bounty that's before us. But what about the temporary foreign workers who tend to and harvest this food?
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The defrauder walked free
So how's Trudeau doing on the labour file? Teuila Fuatai checked in and found four areas that were, let's just say, interesting.
The Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program's 50th anniversary is evidence that this temporary Band-Aid for Canada's agricultural industry has become a permanent element in maintaining the industry.
David J. Climenhaga
The disasters predicted by the restaurant industry in Alberta in the face of a minimum wage that is higher -- although not high enough -- will never happen.
Migrant worker justice groups have long advocated for an overhaul of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. RAMA is calling special attention to the plight of agricultural workers in B.C.